Online Remote Proctoring
What is Online Proctoring?
Online proctoring is when an online exam or assessment is digitally supervised and administered via the internet and the test-taker’s web camera.
Made possible by a combination of AI face-recognition software and an inbuilt web camera, it means that online education and certification providers – who are already virtual teachers – can now be virtual invigilators, able to remotely identify and certify candidates, no matter their location.
How does it work?
Online proctoring records every single exam session from start to finish, and not just via video: it also takes a record of audio, desktop screen and chat logs – safeguarding measures that protect both students as well as proctors.
Video-enabled software automatically supervises and monitors the entire exam session, including any non-standard occurrences – such as a candidate leaving the room or leaning away from the view of their web camera.
Protect against cheating
Safeguards in the software make cheating arguably as hard as - or even harder – than having a physical examiner present in the room. Because it allows for remote monitoring of a candidate and the contents of their PC when completing an online assessment, online proctoring prevents cheating and verifies the identity of a candidate with facial recognition and AI-assisted incident recognition.
Depending on your situation, your organisation can pair the right type of proctoring service and level of software lockdown, using a combination of the below key feature sets.